Post-match: USA VS Costa Rica 10/13/21

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by EXALIFTIN, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. AngelaMerkin

    AngelaMerkin Member+

    Dec 2, 2005
    there's also an increase in testosterone (elevated roughly 10%) when playing at home, more than likely from adrenaline
     
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  2. The Clientele

    The Clientele Member

    Portland Timbers
    Jun 25, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He plays like he thinks he’s Ronaldo… he’s a good player, but it feels like he lacks vision. He’s a good disrupter, but I feel he needs to be surrounded by skillful players to shine.

    When he tries to get things done by himself, it’s usually not good.
     
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  3. Eliezar

    Eliezar Member+

    Jan 27, 2002
    Houston
    Club:
    12 de Octubre
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Studies have shown especially when it involves people named Greg heading the ball in Central America.
     
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  4. RefIADad

    RefIADad Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    Aug 18, 2017
    Des Moines, IA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So is it fair to say those backup keeper blunders evened out? :)
     
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  5. AngelaMerkin

    AngelaMerkin Member+

    Dec 2, 2005
    hard to call that a blunder. Weah put an absolute rocket against the post and bounced off the keeper. probably would have happened to Navas as well. There was legitimately no time to react. Weah hit the hell out of it.
     
  6. YNWA Rob

    YNWA Rob Member+

    Liverpool FC
    United States
    Nov 12, 2020
    Indiana
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Won possession 64-36.
    86 % pass accuracy compared to 75 % for the opposition.
    Had 12 shots, 5 on target.
    Conceded 5 shots, 3 on target.
    Came from behind to win the match.
     
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  7. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    We don't need to be playing with a dedicated 6 against teams that are way worse than us. The current version of Costa Rica counts as that. So, tonight, while we strictly adhered to our 4-3-3, we could have gone with a 4-2-3-1 with a dedicated 10, and the attacking side of the game would have been much, much better.
     
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  8. RefIADad

    RefIADad Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    Aug 18, 2017
    Des Moines, IA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Navas makes that save. It’s the difference between a Champions League-level keeper and a CONCACAF backup. I know Weah smoked that one, but Navas has seen that one dozens of times in the matches he plays.
     
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  9. TheEmptyBucket

    United States
    Jul 15, 2020
    Forget the ‘impossible to save/easiest save ever’ debate. Advocating for a goalkeeper to start, who doesn’t play any games, is madness. And taking this position because he gets a little bit closer to not kicking the ball out of bounds than the other keeper is hysterical.

    Steffen can back up the starter because that’s what he’s good at apparently, you know, based on his club career and all
     
  10. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If he was “still reeling” he shouldn’t have played. But that wasn’t the issue. The issue remained the same as in Juventus—sloppy touches.
     
  11. Marius Tresor

    Marius Tresor Member+

    Aug 1, 2014
    Watching El Salvador-Mexico on Mexican TV (Televisa). LOL at the Mexican announcers complaining about the El Salvador fans raining bottles down on the Mexican players.
     
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  12. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yep. He will position himself better so he cuts off the angle. Not stuck on his goal line.
     
  13. Eliezar

    Eliezar Member+

    Jan 27, 2002
    Houston
    Club:
    12 de Octubre
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I follow your logic, but…

    You are thinking we insert a playmaker like Hagi or Zidane

    Greg is thinking we insert Acosta…
     
  14. RefIADad

    RefIADad Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    Aug 18, 2017
    Des Moines, IA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pot, meet kettle-Exhibit A1.
     
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  15. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    #190 butters59, Oct 13, 2021
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2021
    He shouldn't have gone for a header, then he should have sent it over the sideline. That the ball comes back instantly is unfortunate, as Steffen didn't set himself up properly. The forward wasn't close enough to the ball as he would go for it just automatically, to assume that they both didn't't see Dest, and both decided to stop playing because of that is a stretch. And even after that the shot still was savable if he had better reflexes.
     
  16. SpencerNY

    SpencerNY Member+

    Dec 1, 2001
    Up in the skyway
    Far from a comfortable win
    A lot of really weak shots though
     
  17. NietzscheIsDead

    NietzscheIsDead Member+

    United States
    May 31, 2019
    Steffen is much better than Turner. It’s not really a competition at this point because Turner is not a complete player yet.
     
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  18. Lloyd Heilbrunn

    Lloyd Heilbrunn Member+

    Feb 11, 2002
    Jupiter, Fl.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm going to make a prediction:

    Assuming health, Musah will be our best player in 2 years....

    Hopefully he can get close to that by the World Cup.
     
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  19. NietzscheIsDead

    NietzscheIsDead Member+

    United States
    May 31, 2019
    Why the hell does Chris Richards have any haters? That fact alone shows us how stupid this fanbase is.

    He wasn’t passing well in this one, but its easy to see why he’s a Bundesliga player and Miles Robinson plays in MLS.
     
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  20. MuchoTakeItEasy

    LAFC
    United States
    May 16, 2015
    Land of the Free
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't know if I agree with that. In my post I was just saying I don't think Clark is ready and offered an alternative in Reyna. Who would you start in the double pivot and at the 10 in front of them?
     
  21. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Steffan has given up many multiple ugly goals. Turner not a single one. Playing backup for City means very little.
     
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  22. Marius Tresor

    Marius Tresor Member+

    Aug 1, 2014
    With all due respect, this is the problem with a lot of posters here. People need to get ESPN+ and Paramount+ and watch our guys in Europe. At least once in a while.
     
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  23. NietzscheIsDead

    NietzscheIsDead Member+

    United States
    May 31, 2019
    A big guy like that who just runs through guys straight at goal can be really special.

    He probably needs to move to the Prem because he’s more a Prem player than a La Liga player.
     
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  24. NietzscheIsDead

    NietzscheIsDead Member+

    United States
    May 31, 2019
    You must have missed the goal he gave up in his own 6 in the last game.

    It cost us our first loss in what…17 games or something?
     
  25. fishmonger

    fishmonger Member

    Jul 2, 2014
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Just watching a game increases testosterone. Which is kinda strange.
     

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